Waiting - 180

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Waiting
Composer David Whittaker
Released 1986-??-??
Title Origin Game Location
This page is for the 180 song, for more titles see Waiting.

Waiting is a short jingle that plays in early releases when you're waiting for the computer AI opponent to shoot their three darts.

The song was not arranged for 180 (ZXS), World Darts (AMI), World Darts (DOS) and probably World Darts (ARC).

Composition

Waiting consists of the first 8 seconds of Title and a different ending on every platform.

Games

180 (C64)

Platform - C64.png
180 (C64)
Output - SID.svg
180 - C64 - Opponent.png
Arranger David Whittaker
Programmer David Whittaker
Released 1986-1?-??
Length 0:11.49
BPM 125
Format SID
Loops No

The ending is a non-arpeggiated low C major chord. This track only plays in an early release of the game. In the common release, Title plays.

The song is rendered on the Commodore 64's SID chip. It sounds the same on every revision and is track 3 in the rip.

180 (A8)

Platform - A8.png
180 (A8)
Output - POKEY.svg
180 - A8 - Opponent.png
Arranger Jason Brooke
Programmer Jason Brooke
Released 1986-??-??
Length 0:09.13
BPM 125
Format SAP
Loops No

The Atari 8-bit port is one semitone lower. The ending is a B, a D#, and an arpeggiated high F# major chord.

The song is rendered on the Atari 8-bit's POKEY chip and track 3 in the rip.

180 (CPC)

Platform - CPC.png
180 (CPC)
Output - AY.svg
180 - CPC - Main Menu.png
Arranger David Whittaker
Released 1986-??-??
Length 0:11.50
BPM 125
Format YM
Loops No

The ending is a low C major chord, with the C switching octave.

The CPC port plays to the main menu (instead of Title) and, as usual, during the computer's turn. It was recorded from the main menu in WinAPE Version 2.0 Beta 2 and is file 3 in the rip.
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180 (MSX)

Platform - MSX.png
180 (MSX)
Output - AY.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-??-??
Format KSS
Loops No

The song is rendered on the MSX's AY-3-8910 chip. There is no known KSS rip so far, although the sound can be potentially logged into VGM.

World Darts (AST)

Platform - AST.png
World Darts (AST)
Output - SSG.svg
World Darts - AST - Opponent.png
Arranger Jason Brooke
Released 1988-??-??
Length 0:05.13
BPM Fluctuating between circa 120 and circa 150
Format SNDH
Loops No

Rather uniquely, particularly for Brooke, the music is not programmed or sequenced, but one big sample, fade-in included. It sounds like someone recorded someone playing Waiting on an organ.

Game programmer Gareth Briggs may have written the sample driver himself, since it is located between keyboard and screen code. In World Darts (AST), Waiting is the only sample with a header and a specification of 10000 Hz, just like every sound effect in World Darts (AMI). However, the driver always plays at 9600 Hz.

The song was recorded during the computer's turn in Hatari v2.2.1 and is track 1 in the rip.

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